The Moral Value of Fairy Tales

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Fairy Tales As a son to a mother who is in love with fairy tales, I know a little about them. Everyone has heard of the common stories such as Cinderella and Hansel & Gretel. But these are your common bedtime stories. There’s other versions of these stories known as, Grimm’s Fairy Tales. They’re far more interesting and less childish in my opinion. They also have a very interesting background and development story behind them. The reason why I’m writing this is because as humans we love to tell stories. Fairy Tales are among the top told stories of them all. They are happy stories that we as humans and/or children have fed off of for years. Without these stories we wouldn't have many of the TV shows, movies and even music …show more content…
In Edward Scissorhands, however, there can be no acceptance into society for the misfit hero. Brought up alone, abandoned and unfinished, Edward is never going to fit into 'normal' society. Instead, his triumph is in his power to stay himself, and to survive, and the only way he can do this is to return to his castle and live there alone, creating beautiful ice sculptures. It may bring a tear to the eye, but for Edward, this is a happy ending, and there is the moral of this film, that it's okay to be different. You don't have to fit in. Not everybody finds happiness down the same road. And that's a good enough moral for me. This is exactly what makes fairy tales so beautiful. That the stories themselves are trying to help small children or even adults better themselves, and they do this in most fairy tales such as, Hansel & Gretel by using common names making it more generic. The protagonists of fairy tales are referred to as ‘girl’ or ‘youngest brother’ to make it stand for anyone. So that the reader, a small child, reading the tory can feel like the hero of the story is them and then in turn they’ll be more likely to strive to do good and listen to the moral of the story.

Overall, the genre of fairy tales is a child's story told for many generations. It can be happy or sad but they all have moral value. The

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